Australian Remy Gardner has secured minor championship points after struggling with grip in a tough Moto2™ race in Germany.
The SAG Racing team rider qualified in ninth position at Sachsenring and was unable to stay with the leading pack.
Gardner faced grip difficulties throughout the race, slowly dropping down several places before settling into a P13 finish.
“It was a very difficult weekend,” admitted Gardner. “It seemed like it was going better on Friday and Saturday but then in the race we struggled a lot with rear grip, and we didn’t understand how bad the issues were until we got to the race.
“I couldn’t find the groove when I was in a group so we did the best we could and, in the end, I finished thirteenth. It’s good to get some points on the board after the couple of zero scores but we will back in Brno ready to fight at the front which is where I believe we should be every race.”
The race was won by Alex Marquez, his fourth of the season, the win placing him again on top of the championship standings. Brad Binder finished P2, with Marcel Schrotter rounding out the podium in P3.
Gardner will now take the opportunity to recuperate during the mid-season break, before heading to Brno for the Czech Grand Prix 2-4 August.
MOTO2™ CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
- Alex MARQUEZ (136 points)
- Thomas LUTHI (128 points)
- Augusto FERNANDEZ (102 points)
- Lorenzo BALDASSARRI (97 points)
- Jorge NAVARRO (97 points)
- Marcel SCHROTTER (97 points)
- Luca MARINI (90 points)
- Brad BINDER (84 points)
- Enea BASTIANINI (58 points)
- Tetsuta NAGASHIMA (45 points)